Profiles & Bios

09
Apr
2014

Marilyn Monroe (Actress/Singer/Model)

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marilyn-monroe.jpgMarilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received.

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05
Apr
2014

Bette Davis (Actress)

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bette_davis.jpgRuth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (Apr 5, 1908 – Oct 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater.

Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres.

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03
Apr
2014

Jane Goodall (Primatologist/And MORE!)

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jane-goodall.jpgDame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.

Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. 

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28
Mar
2014

Ann Bancroft (Arctic Explorer/Teacher/Adventurer)

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ann_bancroft.jpgAnn Bancroft (born 29 September 1955 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota) is an American author, teacher, and adventurer.
 
She is the first woman to successfully finish a number of arduous expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

 

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25
Mar
2014

Gloria Steinem (Feminist/Journalist)

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gloria-steinem.jpgGloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist.

She became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the Women's Liberation Movement  in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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11
Mar
2014

Harriet Tubman (African-American Abolitionist/Humanitarian)

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harriet-tubman.jpgHarriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1820 or 1821 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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05
Mar
2014

Kiran Bedi (NGO Director)

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_44265415_203kiran.jpgSusan notes: To volunteer with one of Kiran Bedi's NGOs, please visit the links that are on the bottom of the story. This is not her page, and it is not linked to her organizations. If you leave a message here for her she will not get it.

Kiran Bedi, one of the most admired and widely known police officers who ever served the Indian Police Force, was born on 9th June 1949.

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